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Sunnah is 36 years old, married, and has three children aged 15, 11 and 8 years. In 2000, Sunnah established a business selling fabric and slippers. She chose to sell fabric because she thinks it's something that is always marketable, and she had already gained similar experience working with her elder sister.

Sunnah works six days a week, nine hours a day, and earns about 1,200,000 Sierra Leonian leones (Le) every month. Sunnah has already received and successfully repaid two loans, and is now asking for a loan of 5,000,000 Le in order to buy more fabric and slippers. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately 300,000 Le.

In future, Sunnah plans to add more goods to her shop. She has already opened another outlet for her younger brother, and she has bought a piece of land with the proceeds of her previous loan. She has been able to take care of her family's needs, and she thanks you for your support

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About the Association for Rural Development

The Association for Rural Development (ARD) is one of the leading microfinance institutions in Sierra Leone. Established in 1989, ARD has offered individual and group loans to support small-scale businesses across the country for two decades. You can learn more about ARD on its partner profile page, support the organization and its staff by joining the ARD lending team, or lend to another one of its borrowers currently raising funds on Kiva.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,417.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Sunnah to buy fabric and slippers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 5, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012